Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I love to Bible journal and wanted to find a way to include some of my favorite We R Memory Keeper tools. With a little experimentation I discovered how to add both a folded tab and stitching to my Bible pages.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

First, I searched for a verse that inspired some creativity and spiritual enlightenment, then pulled out some of my favorite Vicki Boutin paints and stamps.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

I scraped paint, stamped flowers, added a title and hand-copied a quote that related to the verse.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

Next, I created a folded tab for the edge of the page with the Tab Punch Board.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

I cut a piece of Bazzill cardstock to 2.5 inches by 5 inches, then folded it in half long-wise. I lined up my cardstock to the five inch mark with the folded edge at the top.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

I punched a small tab, then used the trimmer part of the board to cut off the excess cardstock.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

I then used the Stitch Happy machine to add a few lines of messy stitching to the side of the tab that would be on my journaled page. A more experienced sewer could probably sew this directly to a Bible page, but I found it easier to stitch on the tab and then adhere the tab to my page.

If you do sew directly onto your Bible page, the folded tab will sandwich your delicate Bible page between the cardstock, keeping your Bible page from tearing. If you try my method, the other side of the folded tab makes for a nice clean look in case you want to journal on the back side of your page.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

I used the Typecast typewriter to type out the Bible reference onto a piece of washi tape, then adhered the washi tape label to my tab. I secured the tab to my Bible page with a tape runner.

Bible Journaling with the Tab Punch Board and Stitch Happy by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

Making the tab was super quick, so I’m sure I’ll use that technique often. Adding texture with stitching was fun, and something I’ll definitely try again. If you journal in your Bible, I encourage you to try making your own tabs, and I’d love to see how you stitch on your pages! Happy and blessed creating!

 

Supplies Used:

Tab Punch Board

Stitch Happy

Typecast Typewriter

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